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The Abbottsford Police Chronicles – At The Lord Lieutenants Summer Ball (Part One)

Detective Constable James Pidd was thirty years old and was a quiet unassuming man.
A very calm and very capable detective, not a leader but blessed with a very analytical mind and he was considered an asset to the Abbottsford CID.
But despite his unassuming nature he somehow found himself engaged to Theresa Bennington who was the Granddaughter of the Lord Lieutenant of the county for which he was immensely thankful.

ON THE HUMID EVENING

On the humid evening
The heady cloying perfume

I’M NOT A CLOSET RACIST

I’m not a closet racist

In My Mind

Remember the song 'In my mind I'm going to Carolina...' Well I've been some places in my life and over the years they seem to have stuck with me....

The Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills

By Paul McCann...

Forest of Eden - Part Two - Through the Portal

Kit flew through the archway, its symbols glowing even stronger now, the portal was open and she had to pump her wings hard to keep up with the...

Cherry

Aridity's Garden

Once one house of many:
the vast garden
was resplendent, tended
year after year
by clippers attentive,

lined and...

Marcel's Fountain

The evocation of a displaced urinal...

The Machines of Power - Part 7

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle, he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 6

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle, he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

The Machines of Power - Part 5

When James Caplan reunited with his long-lost uncle he discovered that there was a lot that he didn't know about how the world was run. An awful lot.

Street artist

Summer days I ride down to the river
to perform; better than buzzing about
a glass office, or gaping at the box.

Standing on...

Late afternoon

Feliks was 23, a year had passed since he moved into this forlorn flat, with it's laminated wood-effect floors and lightly stained white walls,...

Cherry

When We Are Changed - (edited)

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Could we talk...
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Cherry

Death Co. (Cheating Death)

8. Cheating Death

Saving someone’s life can be as simple as knocking a peanut cookie out of their hand,...

Jinn Part 9

The Scholar and The Philosopher's Stone

One year after the collapse of civilisation, a group of young scientists...

Jinn Part 8

Chapter Two: The Enlightened

Sula had always been fascinated by the other tribes of non-augmented
people. The Enlightened,...

Jinn Part 7

Sam sat outside her house. She was always early and was counting down the
seconds until Kai had to be there. 3...2...1......

Runaway

She looked at me and smiled, her head turned to me as we laid on the grass next to the pond. "Let's leave" I blurted out. I didn't think it would...

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